A badger has been released back into the wild after being rescued from the bottom of a sewage tank in Leicester.

The RSPCA teamed up with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service to rescue the animal, who had fallen down into the 15ft-deep tank at sewage treatment works in Enderby Road, Whetstone, on Wednesday last week (15 November).

So that he could be safely rescued, the badger was sedated before the fire crew went down into the tank from a ladder. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a badger was shot in Derbyshire.

A member of the public contacted the animal charity after finding the injured badger in Longcliffe, Brassington, on Wednesday, 11 October.

An RSPCA inspector arrived to collect the badger, however sadly she died in the inspector’s van while on the way to a vets in Ashbourne.

RSPCA inspector Mick Darling said: “The badger was discovered at the side of the footpath and she had an entry and … Continue reading…

A struggling young badger has been rescued from the pathway of a Cardiff property, and is recovering at a local specialist wildlife facility. 

The badger was spotted by a member of the public, staggering a few steps at a time at a Castle Road property in Tongwynlais, in the early evening of 3 July.

RSPCA Cymru attended, and found a disorientated badger who, despite no obvious injuries, was out in the daylight and very unsteady on his feet.

The badger … Continue reading…

A badger rescued from a snare by RSPCA Cymru has been released, safe and well, back to the wild, in the Vale of Glamorgan.

RSPCA Cymru found the badger, in a Barry field, trapped in a snare next to a fence. The snare was caught around her neck, and wounds were visible on the animal’s body.

However, after a spell in specialist care, the badger made a full recovery.

She was returned safely back to the wild by the by … Continue reading…

The cruel and indiscriminate nature of snares has been highlighted, after a badger became trapped in a device in the Vale of Glamorgan.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted to the incident on 5 February, after a badger was found trapped in the snare, next to a fence, in a Barry field.

A member of the public initially thought the badger was foraging by the fence, but, after being concerned by a lack of movement, later found it to be trapped.

The … Continue reading…